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's big trouble on the mighty mississippi. it's becoming impossible for barges to move on some parts of the river. nbc's kevin tibbles reports on the cargo that is high and dry. >> reporter: the mighty mississippi. so parched and dry that shipping could grind to a halt by week's end. >> we'll soon be hitting record low water levels that we have not seen within the middle mississippi river. >> reporter: drought conditions have failed to replenish the mississippi where in places water levels have dropped 10 feet in 6 months. in thebes, illinois near st. louis, the u.s. army corps of engineers is dredging and blasting the river bottom to help keep shipping lanes open. everything from oil to cement to chemicals, to 60% of u.s. grain exports moved down this river. >> it's a major artery to the gulf coast, no doubt. all the exports go down this river to the center gulf. >> reporter: and this artery is clogged. >> it is clogged up. >> reporter: a typical tow boat moves 15 loaded barges. it would take six locomotives pulling 216 rail cars, or 1,050 tractor-trailers to move the same amount of
're tracking gators in the mississippi mud. they're distinguished by a their immunity to fear and trademark quirks. >> reporter: you wrestle gators. i understand there's a toughness. but the no shoes, man. >> since i started wrestling alligators, i did start with shoes on when i was 11 years old. and it didn't feel right. you didn't have the right footing. so i started going barefooted. >> reporter: no props, that's real blood. you guys are the epitome of don't try this at home. >> exactly. >> reporter: how many years collectively of experience do you guys have in this? >> well over 30 collectively. >> reporter: how many bites collectively? >> i have seven total. >> so over probably 40. >> reporter: on this day, the gators boys have two gators to does pose of this nine-foot monster and this little guy. >> because he's under four feet, we can release him into the wild. >> reporter: this guy can't do much damage. >> if this guy bit you and kept spinning, it's going to pop a finger off. >> reporter: glad the tape is on. so we head out to the heart of the everglades and release the little guy.
mississippi and definitely the southern half of alabama but that's really about it. temperatures are more or less the story. the big question is, is this the coldest week of winter? who knows how it's going to play out but it's been really cold especially in the northern plains and a cold blast up in new england. but the weather pattern is going to change dramatically as we go into next week. right now, temperatures are in the teens, actually not that bad for what is minneapolis and chicago. boston at 8, northern new england very cold. this is tracking the arctic air. the blue is the cold air. another chunk heads to new england by next week, middle of next week, there's really no cold air in the lower 48s. amazing. that's a quick look at your national forecast. how, let's take a look outside your window. >> so, today, with the exception of being down there along the gulf coast, especially southern alabama, panhandle of florida, it looks like a dry day everywhere. could have snow showers in the cold air of the great lakes, but overall, you're at beautiful weather. >> that is beautiful weat
, everyone. as far as wet weather goes, we shifted it down into louisiana, a little bit there in mississippi. mostly southern alabama and even into georgia. to the southeast, it's a little gloomy and cloudy. beyond that, it's a very quiet weather map once again. the jet stream just doing a big loop here. going all the way up here and then dipping down. that's why all the cold air is on the rockies to the east. this cold blast going through the great lakes and northeast very cold. one of the coldest that we've seen this winter season. right now it's eight degrees in boston. really especially from boston to the green mountains, it is cold. one of the coldest mornings we've seen in a long time. t it's not warm in new york or d.c. either. you have one more cold day to day. then we warm you up. let me take you to the next week. this tracks the cold air. the blue shows where you it's cold right now. that's where the dip in the jet stream was. as we go through the upcoming weekend, we warm up in the midwest. by the middle of next week, all the cold air retreats back into canada. the only exception
times on the big river, water levels dropping on the mississippi and that could hurt businesses all across the country, why it's happening. and then the newest fix tonight, the bay area transit company will hand over your conversations to the feds, we will tell you why and how much it will cost you. see you at 6:00. >> thank you. >> final check of the forecast. >> it s-- it will be sunny and clear over the next few days. tomorrow, patchy frost, next chance of rain sunday, 50% chance, we will keep an eye on that one, it could go higher as we head to the weekend. >> we have jackets. >> yeah, we do. >> "fightly news" is next.
superhighway. if parts of the mississippi river don't rise soon, shipping could come to a halt along with 8,000 jobs for the month of january alone. the mighty miss handles and enormous amount of cargo. a typical tow boat loads about 15 loaded barges. it would take 6 locomotives or 1,050 tractor trailers with the same amount of goods. that's how important this river is. >>> one of the nfl's most dominant and fiercest players is calling it quits. a dolphin that picks football winners. and the cowboys and redskins produce ratings gold. >>> plus, not one but two different sets of thieves try to steal atm machines. we'll have the details as we go across america. you're watching "early today." >>> welcome back. here's a look at some other stories making news across america. in texas, surveillance video captured a brazen atm smash and grab. you can see a pickup truck plowing into the building before the thieves made off with the machine packed with $4,000 cash. even worse, the damage to the store is estimated to be between $10,000 and $20,000. no arrests have been made. >>> it was a similar scene
you are 21, you are from mississippi, going through the police academy. it is 1989 and you are now working in los angeles. after being a patrol officer for just a few months, you are placed on gang detail. you have arrested a youth. instead of taking him to jail, you taken to his mother. the mother says, can you make him more afraid of you that of the gang members? the academy does not prepare you for that. i take that experience and i realized in the gang environment, most of these youths are coming from single- family households. in the area where the gang violence is most prevalent, great citizens of the community, 99% of those citizens are afraid. as a prosecutor, i take this experience and figure out how i want to enforce gang violence, especially in san francisco. i break it down into three categories. you have the individual who is not fully immersed in the gang lifestyle. he is just an associate comment just hanging out. -- associates, just hanging out. for that individual, we try to work with community-based programs. i've met with dcyf, the african- american steering comm
the large eastern states of pennsylvania and new york, but also states like mississippi, south carolina, west virginia, wyoming, iowa, all of which use this mid deem charge rather than felony. and what we find in these 13 other states is that there are higher rates of drug treatment participation, lower rates of drug use, and even slightly lower rates of violent and property crime. so again, we can prove we can have safer communities. and then of course there are the unintended consequences of a felony conviction. consequences that really can cause great damage to a young life for many decades out. the very three things that can keep someone successfully in his or her recovery, access to housing, education and employment are put farther out of reach because of a felony conviction, especially in a down economy, someone with a felony has great difficulty even accessing 5 a job that pays minimum wage. putting these felony convictions to a whole population of young people, we really perpetuate a chronic underclass which benefits none of us. and then of course there's the inequity in the cri
their first bowl game in 64 years taking care of mississippi state. the and i you football program is back also. >> it will go next to the head of the monkey we haven't won a ball game isn't like 12 hours.in like 12 hours. this shouldn'task for the huskies the heavily favored florida state. he blew away the huskies in the final period if i didn't make that for like we are talking about it gives a lot of us hope. it's really hard but i'm excited for the program and i'm excited for what they're going to do in the future. now that the bulls are coming off a low point in the season we open the new year in orlando and quickly regained tonight. the bulls went 96-94. midway in the second half. 68- 61. a career mark of 70 and 71. 17 in 10 years in the big-league that is bouncing around quite a bit. i think everyone likes me. for whatever reason or another the only thing that i take from it is that as long as people are going out and trying to get me on the team that says a lot. the nhl talk continues from all of us here have a good night. this is america. we don't let frequent heartburn come
in mississippi and alabama and california and all over and tom was one of those people. he was sent to texas to handle a very significant hate crime case when he was a young lawyer that involved a gang of white supremacists that went on a killing spree and ended up shooting 3 people and killing one when he was a young lawyer working in the civil rights division. he later served as a top deputy for attorney general janet reno, he was special counsel to ted kennedy and served as the president's advisor on civil rights issues. he was also director for civil rights at the department of human health services. tom, you will find, is passion ate and committed to equality and justice for everyone. tom, more than anyone i know, makes every single day in his life matter, whether it's focused on anti-bullying work, voting rights, disability rights, housing rights, the eighth amendment, immigration, hate crimes or human trafficking. tom cares about all of those issues to his core and he works every day to make the world a better place. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome assistant attorney general
are remembering the 20 children and six adults in newtown, connecticut. in mississippi for example teachers there held a vigil on the beach honoring the victims that were killed nearly three weeks ago. >> we are thinking of them and we're not going to stop thinking of them and we're not going to stop praying for them. because it's a journey in the days ahead. >> back in newtown the victims are shining down on the victims there. the newtown fire house has now 26 stars on the roof and there's the display of 26 large and small bronze stars as a memorial to those. >>> in the wake of the shootings school officials are taking all gun related gestures and threats seriously. now one little boy from maryland is learning that even pretending to have a gun is no joke. a family says their 6-year-old was suspended from the elementary school in silver spring after using his fingers to mimic a gun. the school sent a letter home to parents describing what happened as a serious incident. the child was suspended for a day and the incident will be on his permanent record. other parents in the area have mixed
the southwest. big ben could get up towarwards inches of snow. there is your rain event across mississippi, alabama. we are seeing snow across lake michigan, ontario. lake-effect snow not a big deal. travel forecast it is 8 in boston. traveling looks good for much of the country from new york to san francisco. bundle up, right, heather? >> yes, bundle up. it is still cold. it is still cold. >> no one ever blames you. >> never janice. you are awesome. >> now to stories you can bank on this morning. good news to investors as they respond to the fiscal cliff deal. long-term it might be a different story. lauren simonetti from the fox business network joins us to explain. good morning. >> good morning. good to see you. >> cold outside hot on wall street. the first trading day saw the dow biggest point gain in the year. all three indexes soared between 2 and 3 percent. it is likely the fiscal cliff lieu fore yaw soared today talking the next fiscal cliff about the debt ceiling and cut government spending. some investors remain bullish. as january goes so goes the year. we could see 10 percent r
every time to louisiana, alabama, florida, mississippi, missouri, alabama have needed aid for disasters. new jersey and new york's representatives regardless of party have stood up for them. it's now time for them to stand up for this region of the country as well. this should not be subject to politics. this is a basic function of government. and yeah i'm concerned about it, because every day it doesn't happen is a day it doesn't happen. i can't take anybody's assurances anymore. \[inaudible question] >> my understanding is that the flood insurance program will run out of money next week if not refinanced by congress. and so the speaker's irresponsible action in not moving on anything at least appears from the information i have been given will leave the flood insurance program broke by the end of next week. \[inaudible question] >> i'm not concerned about that, but more the indecision that's the problem. we found in nondisaster-related times, the fact is they couldn't make a decision. so businesses sat for months and months and months waiting to be made. sitting on the governor's desk
. the clerk: mr. whitehouse of rhode island. mr. wicker of mississippi. the vice president: please raise your right hand. the vice president: please raise your right hand. do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that you bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help you god? the group: i do. the vice president: congratulations, senators. [applause] mr. reid: mr. president? the vice president: the majority leader. mr. reid: i note the absence of a quorum and ask the clerk to call the roll. the vice president: the absence of a quorum having been suggested, the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: the vice president: a quorum is present. the majority leader. mr. reid: can we have order, please. the vice president: may we have order in the senate. the majority leader. mr. reid: mr. president, we --
and the rockies and floods hit the mississippi valleys. all of a sudden some of these folks want to change the policy. they tried in irene and failed. in classrooms that have been recreated to look like their own. i know that karen mccarthy is going to introduce symbolic -- largely symbolic legislation on the house side. the senate side we're expecting dianne feinstein to introduce her legislation around the time of the inaugural. is something meaningful going to happen on guns this year? >> i hope so. the president has appointed joe biden to be head of this commission, and he believes something reasonable. you know, you can put reasonable limits on who gets guns without interfering with the legitimate second amendment rights that are enshrined in the constitution. we on the liberal side of things have to accept that. you can put reasonable limits on any amendment. first amendment, you can't scream fire falsely in a theater. those are limits on the first amendment. limits on the second amendment that prohibit criminals, the mentally infirmed, spousal abusers from getting guns and tightenin
. >> there are four states with only one clinic. >> that's right. north and south dakota, mississippi and arkansas. you know, there a number of states where access is severely limited. so you could argue and in fact kate does that 40 years on it is now harder to get an abortion in this country legally than it ever has been. >> it is extraordinary. and yet with a different tenor to you, jen, after a bruising election, a record 20 women now in the new senate. it appears the gop-led house is still struggling with this so-called war on women, the house letting the violence against women act expire. are they poised to repeat some of the mistakes of 2012? >> it all depends. if you look at the last year there are many moments throughout 2012 that i think woke many women up across this krir country, millions of women, whether it was the debate about affordable health care or equal pay. women need to be on alert that there are republicans in congress -- all of them are republicans who think that fighting for women means having a woman on your staff or having a sister or having a wife. what it means is figh
in 1858 in mississippi. >> reporter: leonardo plays the despicable calvin kanldee. a plantation owner and all around bad guy who uses the n world repeatedly. >> the first day onset was incredibly difficult for me. >> it's supposed to be tough. you're not supposed to feel like that's normal in 2012, 2013. >> reporter: and then there's the violence. does the director think the violence he putsen to the screen makes real violence more likely? >> it's nothing new. in shakespeare's time he was blamed all the time for the anarchy in the streets. who you blame, blame the playmakers because it's easy to blame them. >> wow. controversial film. it's going to do very well, could be his best selling film ever. he has quite a record. >> number two at the box office, but they say this could be the most violent yet. >> quinten, you know what you're getting with quinten, that's for sure. we'll be back with more after this. ♪ >>> we're watching up. it's been a week. finally this half hour, you know as you watch it all, she is my girl, who else, but kim kardashian. >> and halle barry. >> kim now is w
for fisheries in alaska and mississippi and money for the roof of the smithsonian and so, this bill is a monstrosity, on top of that, the estimates of the costs of sandy between 30 and 50 billion dollars, this is minimum 10 billion and double the actual cost of the storm. so republicans should have had a better plan going forward in terms of explaining why they weren't doing this, had the scaled back bill ready to go so they couldn't be blamed, but boy, this is a mess of their own making. >> megyn: what do you make of it, simon. the republicans at least darrell issa came out and he said this isn't speaker boehner's fault, it's the folks who stuffed all that pork in the bill and pointed to the new york senators chuck shummer and christian gillibrand and if he stuck this stuff in there would have been an easy vote for him. >> i think that both chambers in both parties are going to have to get used to the other guys doing stuff they don't like and working it through. it's got to be built into the mechanism of how congress works. i mean, we've got to get beyond the idea the house blames
this. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: mississippi governor calls for putting gay people to death on his facebook page. >> yeah, it doesn't make sense. >> stephanie: he quoted the wildly popular leviticus. >> oh. >> stephanie: which is quite selective. >> and so modern. >> stephanie: have you ever heard anyone respond to that, when they say they also tell you should kill people who eat shrimp? >> this is all out of my area of expertise. >> stephanie: he responded there was a bit of criticism. he said to be clear, i will not apologize for the inspired word of god. >> you know who uses facebook so profoundly? sarah palin. >> hitler? >> stephanie: jim that is not the answer to every question. >> i don't think he has a facebook account. >> stephanie: he does it's twitler. >> here is a picture of him shaking jesse's hand. psych! >> my favorite is the modern seinfeld. if there were still new episodes today. >> stephanie: you know you are my bff and everything, but i have to drop you for a bigger name, because road flair mary is on the phone. >> oh i can'
. whitehouse of rhode island. mr. wicker of mississippi. the vice president: please raise your right hand. the vice president: please raise your right hand. do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that you bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help you god? the group: i do. the vice president: congratulations, senators. ..
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of mississippi and alabama, into south carolina, georgia and the panhandle of florida it is a soaker today. in our new york studios, the air temperature is 25. only # in -- only 9 in cleveland. portions of new england, temperatures below zero. 30's, currently 30 in the dallas-fort worth metro plex. eventually v.f.w. up to 50 degrees. raleigh durham temperatures in the mid to upper 40's. freezing in rapid city and in denver. >>alisyn: it's really cold so, what does brian kilmeade do? >>brian: i'm getting ready to work out with two very fit women. a sugar bowl stunner. it's like florida says if we can't win the championship game we might as well not show up for the post season. louisville stuns the gators 33-23. ray lewis retired. we'll have more later. everyone is writing thousands of e-mails, tweets and everything else. they want to know why it's been polled on fox news talk. paying the same amount of money, not getting the programming. since there is no satellite channel other than xm sirius, if you're a describeer, fox news -- if you're a subscriber, fox news no longer on. less content,
in alabama, in mississippi, in northwest florida, in georgia. that's where all my friends are. baptist churches. they're hunters. my friends are all hunters. i've yet to have one call me up and say oh, joe, you know what? you know, you can't speak out against assault weapons. or hey joe, you know what? >> it's assault weapons. that's the thing. >> when i take my 6-year-old boy out to teach him how to hunt, i need that clip that's got 30 cop-killer bullets. they're thanking me. you look at the polls. background checks that are an anathema to the nra that would take care of these gun show loopholes, over 80% of americans want tough, stringent background checks on anybody buying a gun. a majority of americans want to get rid of these asinine clips that are used for one thing and one thing only, killing people. they want to get rid of them. those are like big issues even in conservative districts. and as you move forward, you know, a big argumented used to be of the nra, if they take your assault weapons that allow to you mow down 30 people in 5 seconds, next they're coming after your hand
a dozen teachers from gulfport, mississippi, who were so moved by the tragedy, they held a vigil at sunrise yesterday. >> we are thinking of them and we're not going to stop thinking of them and we're not going to stop praying for them because this is a journey for them in the days ahead. >> our next guest can relate to the parents today in newtown of these children who are going back to school, she also sent her daughter back to school after a mass shooting, her daughter emily was shot twice during the 2007 virginia tech shooting. thankfully emily survived. her mom is the organization in virginia for the coalition to stop gun violence. good morning to you, lori. look, no two shootings are the same, but your daughter, emily, she -- what was that like for her, when she did go back to classes in blacksburg. describe if you can what it may be like for these little kids? >> well, for my daughter emily, she was brave and smart and determined to resume her life as a college student. i think for the youngsters in newtown, it's probably very, very different. i think for the parents, the
-ashbury clinic and terence hallinan organized in mississippi freedom writers on cole street. i would come home at night and was the university of the haight-ashbury. i had never heard anything like that and i was the first time i got the idea of segregated health care in the south. and we would go over to their office at 81980 and everything since hallinan in that mix was also eddie brown. so that's another thing about your book as there is this group of lawyers -- would testify in court cases for tony sir. nic was tony with tommy stories. he was this incredible storyteller. he was not good at finance. his idea he was driver car coming to so many tickets you want the police take it away. he never paid any bills. >> i just want to say when david called me up to be interviewed about the book, i said god, can we even remember that time. and it was a really weird moment in the sun and hunter thompson was night manager at the theater and i have lived with already mitchell and jim mitchell and david talbot k. mastiff he could follow us. i was actually going out. >> i was a reporter, not a stalker. w
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